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Matsuyama Castle

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Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-4873
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A must see in town!

Small but beautiful Castle. There are not so many nicely-conserved castles in Japan, so it worth the trip. In spring, you can have a Hanamic piknik here :) and it worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Small but beautiful Castle. There are not so many nicely-conserved castles in Japan, so it worth the trip. In spring, you can have a Hanamic piknik here :) and it worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a fantastic castle. We were impressed with everything we saw. Really enjoyed the whole experience and got some great photos. It was good getting the the cable car up then only walking the last bit.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great photo spot. The kids had so much fun taking the lift from the bottom of the hill to the castle! It is a nice place to see the historical building and the city beneath you from above.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Enjoyed visiting this castle, and it was a bit less crowded than some of the other castles I've visited in other cities. The street leading up to the castle is cute with lots of restaurants and little shops. The climb up to the top (versus taking the chair lift) is not so bad and easily done...

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Matsuyama castle was one of the more interesting castles we visited in Japan. First there is a cable car & chair lift that can take you to the castle for a fee. We rode the char lift up, the ride is very smooth and views are nice. The castle itself has much of the original structure in tact, so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A true military leader's castle, on the highest hill in Matsuyama, surrounded by the most awesome defensive walls I have ever seen. The museum inside the castle is also really worth a visit to get a sense of its history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We walked up to the castle through the forest, which took about half an hour and was a great way to approach the looming buildings. The castle was a great visitor attraction, well interpreted with the right amount of information about the buildings and their significance. The displays of armour, weaponry and documents inside the castle were also done well,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Perched high above city this castle complex is well worth the visit. The ascent is challenging but good and there is a rope way for those that would fined it too hard. The castle complex is well kept, imposing and visitors can walk thru the rooms including an option (included in price) to put on a samurai outfit. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a beautiful castle on a tall hill(or mountain?) with an amazing view of the city. Inside, you can find numerous historical facts and well-preserved artifacts such as three generations of daimyos' armors. You could take either the chairlift or a cable car up towards the castle. Come early in spring when the plum blossoms are in season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My kids and I loved climbing and exploring this castle with its views towards the inland sea and the town of Matsuyama. Lots of Samurai outfits, weaponry and interesting architecture to enjoy. It is easy to get to by ferry from Hiroshima (which was also a huge highlight of our Japan road trip).

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